Kress Lecture in Conjunction with the Christ College Symposium
We are honored to host Dr. Dennis Danielson for our annual Kress Lecture series. This lecture will take place at a special time and place:
Thursday, February 14 at 6:30 PM in Neils Room 234.
Dr. Dennis Danielson, University of British Columbia, Department of English
Sixty years ago the steady-state astronomer Hermann Bondi coined the term “Copernican principle” (CP) to sum up the idea that Earth “is not in a central, specially favoured position” in the universe. Since then, the CP has become a commonplace notion among cosmologists. With the help of some of those cosmologists, however, as well as of Copernicus himself, I will suggest that clear-thinking scientists (along with the rest of us) need to critique and revise the CP.